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31 May 2009

A Painting A Day ~ Chasing the Light ~ Horse Equine Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

Chasing the Light
18 x 24 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

A Painting A Day: From the movement of paint and the turning of light, I often have to step back from my thought of creation to allow an inner freedom to work across the canvas. Working with both Golden Acrylics and Liqutex Acrylics, I revel in the intensity of color as these hues spirit across the canvas. Ridges of paint begin to carve out what is there that the eye has not seen yet. Confirmation from a few strokes brings it to the front.
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"On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20

Saturday was a day to visit my dad. It is something you eagerly look forward to, you can't wait to see him, and you enjoy every moment you are with him...but when you leave you are exhausted. You often long for what was in the past, still struggling to accept what God has gifted you in your present earthly existence.

Today at church two young ladies will be confirmed into the church. They have spent close to a year in study and preparation for this decision. I remember the year I was confirmed. That was the spring it rained 40 days and forty nights here in Dallas and all the highways were closed down due to flooding. My dad always joked about getting a boat to go to church.

He is a man that lived his life with confidence and purpose. I knew at anytime day or night I could phone home and ask my dad something and he would always have an answer for me. 99% of the time it was the right answer. I always felt his presence as a sheltering protection in my life and trusted what he and mom would advise me to do.

Now in life there are these moments of clarity on things; you might say a sudden revelation from no where that is the perfect answer or solution to a problem at hand. A second thought follows immediately that I realized this is intuition kicking in. That same inner knowing I had about my Dad in my twenties and thirties has been replaced with maturity and a closer relationship with God. With age and experience comes the ability (When I use it) to get myself out of the way with my doubts and fears, and let His Spirit speak to me. I cannot possibly hear God if my inner thoughts are drowning out His gentle Spirit. My negative interference slows down everything...makes a "drag" you might say on forward progress.

Cut loose that "drag" today and replace those doubts; communicate with God. The Spirit will lead you in confidence and purpose.


In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” Psalm 56: 4

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Earthworks Art Gallery, New York
Patina of Marble Falls, Texas
The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
The Gordon Phillips Gallery, Texas
The Red Tree Gallery, Atascadero, California
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SR Gallery, Hong Kong
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